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Family Fun and Teen Activities

Resources for family fun crafts, games and activities that teens and families of older kids will enjoy.
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Spring Activities for Teens - Fun Activities for Teens - 12 W…
Weeks of fun for teens Spring activities, crafts, fun things to do, places to go and more.

Summer Reading List for Teens
A book list your teen can use to find a good read for their summer break. Parents can appreciate being able to check out what todays teens are reading.

101 Fun Things for Teens to Do This Spring
Spring resource article for teens and their parents, 101 Fun Things for Teens to Do This Spring.

Winter Activities for Teens - Fun Activities for Teens - 12 W…
Weeks of fun for teens Winter activities, crafts, fun things to do, places to go and more.

Fun Hiking Ideas for Hikes with Teens
Use these ideas for fun teen hikes for groups of teens at camps, as a teen party idea or even if you have just a few teens to entertain outside.

101 Fun Things for Teens to Do This Winter
Winter activities resource article for teens and their parents, 101 Fun Activities for Teens to Do This Winter.

50 Fun Holiday Activities Your Teen Will Love
Article for teens and parents: 50 Holiday Activities Your Teen Will Love

Blind Hike
This hike is a great activity if you want to teach your group of teens about trust.

Birthday Party Themes for Older Kids and Teens - Survivor Party Theme
Birthday party themes for older kids and teens. This theme is a Survivor Party Party.

Fall and Halloween Fun for Teens
Tons of resources for Halloween and fall fun for teens, youth groups, and everyday happenings. Parents can find useful information here.

Fall Activities for Teens - Fun Activities for Teens - 12 Week Series
Weeks of Fall activities, crafts, fun things to do, places to go and more.

Parenting Quiz: Do you spend enough time with your teen?
Teens can be very independent, but they crave time with us too. Take this quiz to see if you are spending enough time with your teen.

Nature's Texture Artwork Hike
There are textures in nature everywhere. Wait until you see the beautiful artwork teens can make using nature's textures.

Glowing Eyes Night Hike
Spooky nighttime flashlight hike that teens enjoy almost as much as they enjoy all of the stories they have to tell the next day.

Singing in the Rain Hike
A summer rain storm is the perfect time to take camping teens for a hike to help beat the heat. Add a song for even more fun.

Make a Nature Sculpture Hike
This teen hike idea has everything a teen enjoys: gum, social time with friends and just enough grossness to make the activity interesting.

Kids Crafts for Older Kids
As kids get older and become teens, they do not lose the desire to do crafting. On the contrary, they want more challenging crafts to do. Here are some craft kits your kids will enjoy.

Supervise a Group of Teens
Article for parents and teachers of teens - How to Supervise a Group of Teens

Is Your Teen Over-Involved in Activities?
Tips on what parents can do to help their teen with this problem. Part of an extensive article: 10 School Problems Parents of Teens Face And What to Do About Them.

Is Your Teen Not Involved in Activities?
Tips on what parents can do to help their teen with this problem. Part of an extensive article: 10 School Problems Parents of Teens Face And What to Do About Them.

Give a Pair of Jeans the Grunge Look
How to make a pair of jeans have the grunge look.

Water Games and Activities
Water games to play with groups. Balloon games, water relays and more.

Friendship Bracelets How to Make
How to make friendship bracelets. Instructions include the basic friendship knot, how to reorder the threads and friendship bracelet patterns.

Friendship Pin Patterns
Over fifty different patterns for those fun friendship pins using seed bead and safety pins.

Cable Friendship Bracelet
Very easy project for the beginner.

Halloween Recipes for Kids
Having the little ghouls over for a Halloween party or do you just want to make a snack for your little goblins? Here is our every growing list of Halloween recipes for all kinds of yucky stuff and fun!

Thanksgiving Poems for Cardmaking
Poems for Thanksgiving cards that all will enjoy.

Stripe Friendship Bracelet or Anklet
Flat, four stand friendship bracelet, directions with diagram.

Relay Games
Relay games to play with groups of kids at camp, parties or whenever kids want to have fun.

Girl Scout SWAPS
SWAPS are a Girl Scout craft in which girls trade with each other to promote friendship.

All About Collectibles
Learn about collecting from the masters. This site covers many different collectibles plus overall collecting stategies.

Best Free Board Games
There's a lot available for free on the Internet -- some good, some bad, some ugly. Here, in alphabetical order, are my picks for the best free board games available over the Web.

Best Games for Family Gatherings
When you get the whole family together, sometimes it can be difficult to choose a game to play. Sometimes it seems like you have too many people for a game, and sometimes everyone wants to play something different. Fret no more. Here are my picks for the best games to play at family gatherings.

Top 5 Travel Games
Hitting the road - or the water, or the rails, or the air - can be a trying experience. But if you're prepared with something to pass the time, your trip will seem much shorter. These board games are all designed to go along with you.

Best Parenting Teens Book
Well informed parents of teens often have a favorite book that they use as a reference for parenting tips or to learn more about the development of their teenager. Let us know which book you found to be the most helpful parenting of teens book?

Coolest Parenting Teens Gadget
Don't you wish someone would invent a clapper where parents could be in bed at night and clap their hands and their teen's lights would go out? Ha! Just kidding... But there are some really cool gadgets for parents of teens out there. What is your favorite?

About.com Reader's Choice Best Book for Teens
There were so many great books for teens out this past year! Please nominate a book your teen enjoyed this year that provoked good conversation between the two of you or that you think the book taught your teen a valuable lesson. The book does not need to be recently published.

Best Site for Teens According to Their Parents
Sites that attract the interest of teens tend to be flashy and very cool. Which site do you think it the best site for teens, according to you, their parent?

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